State of Indiana (IN)
Nickname(s) – The Hoosier State
Capital – Indianapolis
Largest city – Indianapolis
Languages – English
Area – 36 418 sq mi (94 321 km2)
Population – 6 732 219
Time zone – UTC -6 to -4
“Indian Land”, “Bigger State” or “America’s Crossroads” – whatever you call it, Indiana has always been and remains a state attracting sports, art, green and family lovers from all over the world. Only one thing is impossible here – to get bored, so if you are not going to “lie down” on vacation, Indiana is waiting for you. Locals joke about their home state: “There is no better place on earth to reboot the engines of your own body.” This is the true truth! A trip to Indiana will return you physical strength, mental balance, give you vivid emotions and energize you for the whole year, until your next trip to the “Land of the Indians”.
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The most important thing in Indiana is to move. It is worth noting that in terms of movement and dynamics of life and recreation, not many states can match Indiana. A variety of outdoor activities are offered. Backpacking excursions around the home state are popular, ranging from short walks along cobbled city streets to hiking trails deep in national parks.
Fishing enthusiasts prefer to spend time fishing on Lake Michigan or one of the rivers. You can go to one of the many nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, go cycling or go horse riding. And at the same time, you will get acquainted with the sights and nature of the state.
Indianapolis is a real Mecca for motor sports and basketball fans. Hundreds of thousands of people gather here on the eve of Memorial Day (May), when the famous Indy 500 race is held, in August during the Brickyard 400 race, as well as in September, when the American stage of the Formula 1 competition takes place. …
But an active sports life isn’t everything in Indianapolis. This city is ready to surprise art and history lovers with its museums, monuments and galleries. Walking through Indianapolis, take a look at White River State Park, home to the Indiana State Museum. Here you will see a unique display of Indiana’s historic homes from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum also houses one of four IMAX cinemas in Indiana.
After visiting the State Museum, check out the Indianapolis Museum of Art on North Michigan Road. It is one of the nine oldest and eight largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States. Nearly 54,000 works are on display in the museum’s collection, including works by African, American, Asian and European artists. The collection includes neo-impressionist paintings, Japanese painting of the Edo period, Chinese ceramics and bronze, sculptures, engravings by famous masters of America and Europe.
Indiana Dunes is a wonderful holiday destination with many dunes, hiking trails, campgrounds for campers. There are campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, numerous signs posted on the territory of the park – in general, the reserve staff made sure that your stay was comfortable and safe.
Indiana’s climate is very comfortable, favorable for life and relaxation. Mild, snowy winters – the average January temperature is -10 ° C (in the north) to -6 ° C (in the south). Moderate heat in summer – in July you will find from +25 ° C (in the north) to +31 ° C (in the south). However, there is one caveat: Indiana is one of the most tornado-prone American regions. Hurricanes are known to prefer summer, so if you’re not a tornado catcher, check the weather reports before heading to Indiana.